gpgme: differences and similarities of signatures

Miguel Coca e970095 at
Tue Dec 10 02:37:02 CET 2002

On Mon, Dec 09, 2002 at 18:57:41 -0600, Jacob Perkins wrote:
> I'd like to know some of the major differences and similarities between
> how gpgme will treat a standard data signature and a key signature.

Speaking from my experience implementing this for GPA, they are completely

> I assume this is being worked on in 0.4.0.  Will both use GpgmeSigStat? 
> Are there specific files I should look at in cvs for info?

They are already in CVS, but there is no documentation yet. The functions
used are gpgme_key_sig_get_string_attr and gpgme_key_sig_get_ulong_attr. But
first you need to fetch the signatures by using a different keylist mode.

If you want to see an example of how it's used, there is one in GPA CVS
(file src/siglist.c, and in gpa_siglist_set_userid () you have the cleanest

Miguel Coca                                         e970095 at
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